Left Holding the (Sand) Bag

Published in the ECHO Journal, August 2010 Who will Pay for the Damage Caused by Rising Sea Levels? It Could be Your Homeowners Association. The San Jose Mercury News: “From […]

The Perils of Hidden Damage in a Community Association: Part I

Published in the ECHO Journal, May 2012 Every community association will face a major reconstruction project several times in the life of the development. This may occur because of clearly […]

The Perils of Hidden Damage in a Community Association: Part II

Published in the ECHO Journal, June 2012 Read “The Perils of Hidden Damage in a Community Association: Part I” What if the Cost of Repair exceeds all Expectations? That can […]

Water, Water Everywhere – Who Is Responsible For The Damage?

Published in the ECHO Journal, April 2013 A burning question for associations and owners is who is responsible to make repairs and restore property when there is a water leak […]

§5985 – Comparative Fault

In an action maintained by an association pursuant to subdivision (b), (c), or (d) of Section 5980, the amount of damages recovered by the association shall be reduced by the […]

§5725 – Liens for Common Area Damage and Monetary Penalties

A monetary charge imposed by the association as a means of reimbursing the association for costs incurred by the association in the repair of damage to common area and facilities […]